Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Kidneys, suprarenal, glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles

Kidneys, ureters and suprarenal glands in situ, general view

Image #149-2

KEYWORDS: Adrenal gland, Fascia, Kidney, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature, Overview.

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Kidneys, suprarenal, glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
Kidneys, ureters and suprarenal glands in situ, general view
The anterior layer of renal fascia has been removed. The ureters (14, 30) and testicular vessels (10,29) have been exposed. Fascia has been removed from the inferior vena cava, the renal veins, the kidneys (fatty capsule) and the suprarenals. Lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes related to the aorta have been preserved. The major autonomic plexuses near the aorta have been retained.
1 . Diaphragm
2 . Inferior vena cava
3 . Right suprarenal gland
4 . Upper pointer: Celiac trunk Lower pointer: Celiac plexus
5 . Right kidney
6 . Right renal vein
7 . Posterior lamina of renal fascia
8 . Pararenal fat
9 . Fatty capsule of kidney
10 . Right testicular artery and vein
11 . Lumbar lymph nodes
12 . Retroperitoneal fat in iliac fossa
13 . Common iliac artery
14 . Ureter
15 . Sigmoid colon (cut across)
16 . Esophagus (emerging through esophageal hiatus)
17 . Right crus of diaphragm
18 . Inferior phrenic artery
19 . Upper pointer: Left suprarenal gland Lower pointer: Left suprarenal vein
20 . Upper pointer: Superior mesenteric artery Lower pointer: Left renal artery
21 . Left kidney
22 . Upper pointer: Left renal vein Lower pointer: Left testicular vein
23 . Abdominal aorta
24 . Fatty capsule
25 . Aortic plexus
26 . Upper pointer: Posterior layer of renal fascia Lower pointer: Inferior mesenteric ganglion
27 . Inferior mesenteric artery
28 . Bifurcation of abdominal aorta
29 . Left testicular artery and vein
30 . Ureter
31 . Psoas major muscle (covered by fascia)
32 . Cut edge of peritoneum at margin of dissected area
33 . Pelvic cavity
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